Winthrop University: CVPA - Art History
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Art History
102 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA

Art History

About Art History

Art is all around us, not just in museums or galleries, and through classes in art history students sharpen their perception of visual images in a world where ideas and information are increasingly communicated through visual media.
Art is often regarded as concrete evidence of the human desire to communicate. In Art History we investigate this evidence, from building to bowl, cave painting to contemporary performance art, with a concern for form, meaning and cultural context.

The Winthrop University Art History degree includes courses covering the arts of the world, from Africa to Europe, and Asia to the Americas. An undergraduate student can major or minor in art history and any student interested in music, literature, psychology, anthropology, politics and many other areas will find a complement to these subjects in art history.

Lunder Alumni


Chumah Alumni


Thomas Alumni

Im Chan, 2002
Paper Conservator
Smithsonian Museum of
   American Art
Washington, DC

Laura Ferguson Chumah, 2010
Gallery Manager, SOCO Gallery
Charlotte NC

Tessa Thomas, 2007
Paper Conservation
Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto
Samuel H. Kress fellowship


Hunt Alumni


Chapman Alumni


Mollo Alumni

Courtney Hunt, 2008
Chattanooga Public Library &
Adjunct Art History Lecturer at
Cleveland State
Community College
Chattanooga TN

 Amy Chapman Crane, 2008
Amy's Art Appraising
Art History Lecturer at
Horry-Georgetown Technical
College, SC

Sarah Mollo, 2013
Cultural & Heritage Museum of
 York County, SC


Alon Alumni


Aileen Alon, 2008  (orange dress)
Arts & Cultural Initiatives Coordinator
at the Opa-locka Community
Development Corporation


Art History Activities

Careers of Winthrop's Art History Alumni

Advanced Degrees Pursued by Art History Alumni



Study Abroad in Art History 

Due to the prescriptive and evolving nature of the various degree programs within the Department of Fine Arts, the Department Chair and Art History faculty have identified the fifth or sixth semester junior year (in addition to multiple summer study options) is generally the best semester to study abroad.  Through a combination of language, art history, studio, humanities and conservation and arts administrative courses at the abroad institution and Winthrop distance learning, students are able to study abroad without delaying graduation.  It is imperative however, that students work with their art history advisor, or the department chair, prior to selecting a study abroad institution and planned course of study abroad to insure transfer and major credit.


Kyle G. Sweeney
Assistant Professor
102 McLaurin Hall

Alice Burmeister 
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art History
247 McLaurin Hall 

Karen Stock
104 McLaurin Hall 

Last Updated: 8/29/22